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In our tutorials, you’ll learn how to edit and manipulate photos without the need to purchase photo editing software (like Photoshop), how to make professional flyers and greeting cards for your business or personal projects, and how to design graphics for web and print projects. We also teach you how to use the tools found in GIMP, as well as other important and useful features. Watch one of our acclaimed tutorials below! No Adobe subscription required.

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How to Resize Images for WordPress Using GIMP Help Article

How to Resize Images for WordPress in GIMP (and Why It’s Important)

Are you looking to upload images to your WordPress site, but aren’t sure what sizes or filetypes the images should be? Are you unfamiliar with the process of resizing and...
How to Stroke Shapes in GIMP Help Article by Davies Media Design

Add Strokes to Shapes in GIMP

In this help article I'll be showing you how to add a stroke to your shapes using a simple, beginner-friendly method. You can watch the video version of this tutorial below, or...
9 Best GIMP Plugins for 2022 Tutorial Article

9 Best GIMP Plugins + Addons for 2022

Hello and welcome to yet another tutorial, my name is Mike Davies, and in this article I’ll be showing you my 9 favorite GIMP Plugins and Addons for 2022. You can watch the video...
How to Install Plugins in GIMP Help Article Tutorial

How to install Plugins in GIMP for Windows

In this help article, I’ll be showing you how to install plugins in GIMP. Keep in mind that usually only plugins designed specifically for GIMP are going to work in GIMP. In...
Create 3D Text in GIMP for Beginners Tutorial

How to Create 3D Text in GIMP

In this help article I'll be showing you a quick and easy beginner-friendly method for creating awesome 3D text using GIMP. GIMP is a free photo editing and graphic design...
How to Export a Single Layer as an Image from GIMP

How to Export Single Layers as Images from GIMP

Welcome back to Davies Media Design, and in this article I’ll be covering how to export single layers from your GIMP composition to any filetype. Here's an example of when you...
Add Text to a Curve in GIMP Help Article

How to Put Text on a Curve in GIMP

In this tutorial, I'll be showing you a tried-and-true method for putting text on a curve in GIMP. It's super simple, beginner-friendly, and requires only a few basic steps. You...
Best of GIMP Tutorials 2021 Davies Media Design

21 Best GIMP Tutorials of 2021

2022 is upon us, and we officially made it through 2021. You know what that means! It's time for my definitive "Best Tutorials of 2021" list to showcase the most popular GIMP...
2022 is a Make or Break Year for GIMP

2022 a “Make or Break” Year for GIMP

Let's be real for a second - GIMP has been struggling as of late. In a rapidly changing world (especially when it comes to photography and photo editing software), the GNU Image...
Whats New in GIMP 2.10.30

What’s New in GIMP 2.10.30

GIMP's 4th stable release version of 2021 is yet another light update of this free photo editing software. The highlight of this new release version is that GIMP has updated 6...

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